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OUATIMD sequel boasts of bigger rivalry & more entertainment

August 8, 2013 06:02:44 PM IST
By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
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Sequels don't always turn out to be a sure-shot winning formula. We saw that recently with YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA 2, which did just about half the business of the first. BHEJA FRY 2 was an apology of a sequel while MURDER 3 didn't do as well as MURDER 2. However, there have been massive winners too that have managed to surpass the first, like DHOOM 2, HOUSEFULL 2, GOLMAAL RETURNS, KYAA SUPER KOOL HAIN HUM and LAGEY RAHO MUNNABHAI, to name a few.


Says Rajat Aroraa, the writer of ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI and the forthcoming ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA, "The idea of doing a sequel is because the first one has been appreciated. Some think that doing a sequel is easy, as you can merely repeat the formula. That is not remotely true. In our case we have taken an entirely different route from what we have done earlier."

If many have been surprised by seeing a love story taking prominence in the sequel of ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI, it has all been for a reason.

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"OUATIM was about the struggle of power while the forthcoming sequel is indeed about 'pyaar'. So it is but natural for the colour of the film to change. Of course elements which are core to the series are intact. That is the reason why we have the Hero Vs. Villain angle in the film's trailer," smiles Rajat. He adds, "The idea is to make the rivalry bigger and more entertaining. So whatever we missed out in the first one is all in there in the sequel. If there is action and drama, there is as much romance."

We look forward to that once the film releases all over on 15th August.


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